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    • is Applying to US Colleges AKAD Education Group
    • Agenda • Speaker Introduction • American Colleges • Finding the right school • How to be accepted • Essay writing tips • Timelines • Q&A Session
    • Speakers’ Bio- Alex Grove Education Background • Wharton MBA (Dean’s List) • UPenn MA, Lauder Institute (Conti Group Scholarship) • Harvard MA • Harvard BA (John Harvard Scholarship, Magna cum Laude) Work Experience • Partner – AKAD Education Group • Associate – Morgan Stanley Special Situations Group (Hong Kong) • Senior Consultant – Monitor Group (Beijing)
    • Speakers’ Bio-Darryl Martin Education Background • University of Wisconsin Law School Juris Doctor (JD) • Cambridge University MA Law • Cambridge University BA Law (Honours) • University of Notre Dame BA Economics and East Asian Studies-Chinese (Magna cum Laude) Work Experience • Partner – AKAD Education Group • Associate – McDermott Will & Emery Law Firm (Chicago, Shanghai)
    • Agenda • Speaker Introduction • American Colleges • Finding the right school • How to be accepted • Essay writing tips • Timelines • Q&A Session
    • World leading academic environment There are more Nobel Prize winners from American colleges than anywhere else in the world
    • Flexible culture • Focus of education is on learning life skills, not learning facts • Students are encouraged to actively make their own decisions • Students have a lot of choices • Majors are easy to change
    • Exciting campus life Activities include: • Sports • Conferences • Theater • Non-profits • Socializing • Etc.
    • Agenda • Speaker Introduction • American Colleges • Finding the right school • How to be accepted • Essay writing tips • Timelines • Q&A Session
    • America has accredited universities and colleges
    • How to choose schools Difficulty Career Placement Foreign Resources Campus Culture Brand Name Majors Location
    • Agenda • Speaker Introduction • American Colleges • Finding the right school • How to be accepted • Essay writing tips • Timelines • Q&A Session
    • Components of an application Interview It is important to plan in Recommendations advance Personal statements Application forms Transcripts SAT and other exams
    • How schools make decisions (Process) • Good scores (GPA, SSR, TOEFL, SAT) Grades and Scores • Good written application App. Story • Good written application Interview
    • How schools make decisions (Concepts) ou r eally like Are you smart? Do y (Grade ool? nts) s, test ou r sch teme scores ) sta s onal (Per Competence Commitment Culture py hap ) ents Will you contribu eel ona l sta tem to the sc hool? (P te ersonal Will you f hoo l? (P ers stateme nts) ur sc at o
    • Understanding the Admissions Committee Adcom members read hundreds and hundreds of applications – Overwhelmed – Impatient – Bored
    • Agenda • Speaker Introduction • American Colleges • Finding the right school • How to be accepted • Essay writing tips • Timelines • Q&A Session
    • You should write about whatever you care about •Admissions officers are bored •They want an interesting essay that reveals your true self •Anything you care deeply about is a good topic…
    • But there are some topics you should avoid • Gender • Culture • Race • Sexuality • Politics • Etc…
    • Agenda • Speaker Introduction • American Colleges • Finding the right school • How to be accepted • Essay writing tips • Timelines • Q&A Session
    • When to Apply? Application Deadline Earlier Later No Early action Rolling Regular Commitment Single Early action Early decision Yes
    • Application timeline May July SAT 1 SAT 2 School List Essay Topics June August PS Draft PS Draft 2 Recommendations October-November Reg Application Due September December Early Decision Due SAT 2 (retake) Finalize school list
    • Q&A